News Report, Edgardo Cervano-Soto With a huge platinum scissor, Marilyn Wanlass and San Pablo Mayor Cecilia Valdez, snipped the red ribbon in celebration of opening Wanlass Park to the public this past Saturday, March 3rd. Following the cut, a wave of children rushed to the playground. Close to 200 parents, children...

News Report, Monica Quesada Poetry, applause and laughter reigned at last week’s “Meet with the Mayor” event, a monthly gathering held at the Richmond Public Library and hosted by mayor Gayle McLaughlin. This month, the mayor’s special guests included a number of local, award-winning youth poets. Danica Garcia, a...

News Report, Monica Quesada Richmond, long burdened by the reputation of being one of the Bay Area’s most dangerous cities, experienced an overall decrease in violent crime last year, according to data recently made public by the city’s police department. Overall, violent crime decreased 14 percent citywide between 2010 and 2011,...

News Report, Karina Guadalupe Jan Schilling has been working as a registered dietitian for over 40 years, during which time she has seen the percentage of Americans who are overweight and suffer from high cholesterol skyrocket from 10 percent to 67 percent. The number is even more startling - 70...

Video, Josue Rojas, Posted: Feb 29, 2012 EDITOR'S NOTE: Two hundred immigrant workers and their families joined hundreds of supporters in a march through downtown Berkeley February 17, protesting their firing from Pacific Steel Castings. The company is one of the city's biggest employers, and the largest steel foundry west of...

Wired In is a series of daily reflections from Richmond Pulse reporter Edgardo Cervano-Soto on his participation in Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation launch at Harvard University and The California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities campaign. February, 27, 2012-Day 1: Downtown Los Angeles When I first learned I would be attending the...

News Report, Donny Lumpkins and Malcolm Marshall, Posted: Feb 28, 2012 By this time last year Richmond High had recorded close to 500 suspensions. This year the school, which caters to one of the poorest and most underserved student populations in the Bay Area, has halved that number through an...

News Report, Robert Rogers | Richmond Confidential George Mitchell stood in front of the mic, glanced at his notes, and let fly. It’s not always easy for Richmond’s young people like Mitchell to express their feelings and their fears, especially to their peers. But Mitchell was bold, thanks in part...

Video, Sean Shavers, Malcolm Marshall In the first of a series of stories, Richmond Pulse reporter Sean Shavers explores the history and impact of turf violence in Richmond, CA. Featuring Joe McCoy, Khalid Elahi, Donta Clark, D'Vondre Woodards, Andres Soto and more. ...

Leer en Español News Report, Edgardo Cervano-Soto Lilia Quiñones, a San Pablo resident since 1984, sits in a plush armchair, listening to the introductions of the people around her while she toggles her walking cane in her palm. When it’s her turn to speak, Lilia introduces herself as the grandmother of a...

New America Media, Commentary, Ky Phong Paul Tran, Posted: Feb 17, 2012 Pop culture traditionally has painted Asians as awkward, unathletic and never the leading man, like Long Duk Dong from a 1980s film. In just a week, Lin has shattered the stereotype. Since he burst into the national consciousness just...

Commentary, Taisa Grant I am a firm believer that we are all healers. Every person possesses the ability and has been given the tools necessary to heal themselves and others. This way of thinking led me down the path of becoming a doula, which in turn led me to massage...

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